Angelo Bissessarsingh has died

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 06:30

Historian, author and national award recipient Angelo Bissessarsingh has died.

The 33-year-old who was battling with pancreatic cancer passed away at his Siparia home at ten this morning. His family said he died peacefully while being read to by his aunt.

Bissessarsingh who was recently awarded the Hummingbird Gold Medal for his service in the field of education and history.

Bissessarsingh was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and was initially given six months to live.

He recently launched a series of books which received considerable praise even from this country's president.